13 days in India Itinerary

13 days in India Itinerary

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13 days in India Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Tirupati
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Mahabalipuram
— 1 night
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Madurai
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 45​min
4
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Train:  2​h
6
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Train:  1​h
8
Alappuzha
— 1 night
Bus:  2​h 45​min
9
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
10
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
11
Kodaikanal
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
12
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
13
Srirangapatna
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Ahmedabad

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Tirupati

Tirupati ©
Being a major pilgrimage spot at the foot of the Seshachalam hills, Tirupati tourism revolves around Hindu temples and vast nature reserves.
On the 20th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Suryanarayana Swamy Vari Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tirupati online trip maker .

Ahmedabad to Tirupati is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Tirupati

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple ©
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple
Sri Suryanarayana Swamy Vari Temple ©

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Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram ©
Once an important sea port city in the ancient Pallava kingdom, Mahabalipuram today draws in visitors with UNESCO-listed monuments and temples carved out of rock during the 7th and 8th centuries CE.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sea Shore Temple, then get to know the resident critters at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, and then admire the landmark architecture of Pancha Rathas.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mahabalipuram journey planner .

Traveling by car from Tirupati to Mahabalipuram takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. January in Mahabalipuram sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Madurai.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Pancha Rathas ©
Pancha Rathas

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Madurai

Madurai ©
One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai sits on the banks of the River Vaigai and serves as a center of Tamil culture.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirupparankunram, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Madurai online day trip planner .

Getting from Mahabalipuram to Madurai by combination of train and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can take a train to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Walking tours
Tirupparankunram ©
Tirupparankunram

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Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach, then take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, and finally snap pictures at Pamban bridge.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rameswaram online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by train from Madurai to Rameswaram takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

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Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari ©
Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): get great views at Sunset View Point, then don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then make a trip to Thiruvalluvar Statue, and finally stroll through Kanyakumari Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kanyakumari route planner .

Getting from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. January in Kanyakumari sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Thiruvalluvar Statue ©
Thiruvalluvar Statue

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Kovalam

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
On the 25th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then stroll through Lighthouse Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kovalam driving holiday planning site .

You can take a train from Kanyakumari to Kovalam in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. January in Kovalam sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©
A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple, kick back and relax at Cherai Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) visit planner .

Getting from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can take a train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Shiva Temple ©
Shiva Temple
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets

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Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple, Alleppey, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alappuzha Beach, then stroll through Marari Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Mararikulam Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Alappuzha trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Alappuzha can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Munnar.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Mararikulam
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

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Munnar

Munnar ©
Sitting at the point where three mountain rivers meet, the hill station of Munnar has become known as a tea-growing center in the south of the country.
On the 28th (Tue), see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, then take in the dramatic scenery at Chinnakanel Water Falls, and finally stop by Tata Tea Outlet.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Munnar attractions planner.

You can take a bus from Alappuzha to Munnar in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In January, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Shopping Nature
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Chinnakanel Water Falls ©
Chinnakanel Water Falls
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

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Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 29th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction, and then get great views at Chellarcovil View Point.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Thekkady day trip site .

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Thekkady

Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Chellarcovil View Point ©
Chellarcovil View Point

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Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake, then get great views at Pillar Rocks, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Pine Forest.

Planning Kodaikanal trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kodaikanal takes 4 hours. In January, daytime highs in Kodaikanal are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Pillar Rocks ©
Pillar Rocks

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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Ooty (Udhagamandalam) ©
Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
On the 31st (Fri), examine the collection at Tea Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Kodaikanal to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Kodaikanal in January, expect Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Srirangapatna.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake

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Srirangapatna

Srirangapatna ©
On the 1st (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary and then don't miss a visit to Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Adiranga.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Srirangapatna trip builder tool .

You can drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Srirangapatna in 3.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Srirangapatna are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Srirangapatna

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary ©
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Adiranga ©

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